Dates

IMG_0640Yoga: Curvy Yoga for people of all shapes and sizes 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Westside Yoga Center, $15 drop-in fee ($12 seniors) /$12 per class with card ($8/seniors), and special offers (see website).

April 6 – May 4 -The View From Here: Writing & Drama Therapy To Tell Your Story at Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. Co-facilitated with Deb Campbell. Living with serious illness (as a patient and/or caregiver) changes how we see ourselves and the world, and how we are seen. In considering “the view from here,” we’ll look at themes relating to inside anhigh res Chasing Weather Coverd outside, ways of seeing and being seen, the visible and the invisible, and what meaning we cultivate in it all. Through innovative and welcoming writing and drama exercises, we’ll explore our challenges, possibilities, questions, and gifts, and we’ll create and craft individual and collaborative pieces to share with the community (such as a monologue, dialogue, poem, or song). 6:00-8:00 p.m., 8900 State Line Rd., Leawood, KS. Free for people living with serious illness or caregivers, but pre-registration required.

April 8 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Beaverdale Books, Des Moines, IA. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site, 7 p.m., 2629 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA.

Caryn and Stephen being chased by weather
Caryn and Stephen being chased by weather

April 9 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Eat My Words Bookstore in Minneapolis. Join Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a reading, plus slide show of photos from the book. Books available for sale on site, 7 p.m., 1228 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413.

April 10-11 – AWP Conference in Minneapolis. Co-presenting “Words for the Wounded: Helping Special Populations Heal Through Writing” with Autumn Stephens, Karin Miller, Jen Cross, and Elizabeth Kretchmer Fri., April 10 from 9-10:15 a.m.; Ice Cube Press Author reading of Chasing Weather (with Stephen Locke) 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sat., April 11; and Mammoth Publications Author Reading 11 from 12-1:15 p.m., Sat., April 11 with Xanath Caraza, Diane Glancy, and Denise Low.

April 13, 20 and 2goldberg27 – Triumph Over Terror: How Two Men Survived Nazi Horrors – Two Holocaust survivors, one a young Jewish boy, the other a Catholic teenage Polish Resistance fighter, would meet years later as professors at KU and form a strong bond of friendship. Based on Caryn’s book Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other. This Osher class (fee of $45) requires pre-registration, 2-4 p.m., Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community, Overland Park, KS.

10704138_10205184257427284_2314691922511808607_nApril 16 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Basehor Community Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site, 6:30 p.m. dinner provided, 7 p.m. program, 1400 158th St., Basehor, KS.

April 23-26 – National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference Keynote Speaker – Black Mountain, NC. Caryn gives the keynote address and a special workshop on writing and the beloved community at this annual conference, happening at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Conference Center, Black Mountain (near Asheville, NC). More info. here.

April 30 Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Ottawa Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site, 6:30 p.m., 105 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS.

IMG_0913May 10-15 – Brave Voice: Writing & Singing for Your Life (with Kelley Hunt). Join us for the 10th annual retreat to fire up your creative soul with writing, songwriting, singing, and other arts, all of which is open to you whether you are just beginning or a seasoned artist, musician or writer. Held in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas, Brave Voice has helped many come home to their bravest and most meaningful voice, art, work and life. Early bird registration expires 12/15/14. Details here.

May 19 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Emporia Public Library.  Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 6:30 p.m., 110 E. 6h St.

May 28 – – Kansas Humanities Council TALK on Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert, 6 p.m., Bonner Springs City Library,  201 N Nettleton Ave.

May 18-June 28 – Changing the World With Words: TLA Foundations online class with writer, TLA founder, and educator Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, and writer and workshop facilitator Joanna Tebbs Young. This thorough introduction to all things TLA encompasses the personal and the global, the contemporary and the historic, and how TLA can be practiced through writing, storytelling, performance, song, and collaborative, expressive and integrated arts.

June 4-6 — Transformative Language Arts in Action New York City Booktour, sponsored by Goddard College and the Goddard Graduate Institute. Featuring Ruth Farmer, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Katt Lissard and others featured in the book. 7 p.m. Thurs., June 4 at The Love Shack: A Little Palace in Brooklyn, 161 Stockholm St, Brooklyn, NY 11237. Sat. event location in Harlem tba.

June 23 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Free State Arts Festival in Lawrence, KS. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Location tba.

July 17 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at The Bookhouse in St. Louis  Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 7 p.m., 7362 Manchester Ave., St. Louis.

July 18 – Chasing Weather at Boone County Historical Society in Columbia, MO. Join Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems from her latest books, and a reading of other poems too. Books available for sale on site. 3801 Ponderosa St, Columbia, MO 65201

Sept. 3 – Chasing Weather at Boone County Historical Society in Louisburg, KS. Join Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems from her latest books, and a reading of other poems too. Books available for sale on site. Louisburg Library, 206 South Broadway St.